LG Cosmos 3 (Verizon Wireless)

The Good The LG Cosmos 3 from Verizon features a surprisingly sharp display, is equipped with a four-row keyboard, and it's free with a contract.

The Bad The Cosmos 3's camera doesn't have a flash and can't record video, and its Web browser is too cumbersome to even bother navigating.

The Bottom Line Though the Cosmos 3 is free with contract, you're better off paying more for a comparable handset, like the Samsung Intensity III.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 5.0
  • Performance 6.0
5.7 Overall

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Review

Free, but still not worth it

Contrary to its overselling name, the LG Cosmos 3 is anything but "out of this world."

True, it's just a feature device, and while it's good for anyone looking for a simple handset that's ideal for messaging, this phone brings little to the table that the Cosmos 2 didn't already offer.

And really, what's the point of making another iteration if it's nearly identical to its predecessor? Users still get the same 2-inch screen, same measly 1.3-megapixel camera, and same battery specs. It even sports the same look for the most part.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $190
  • Brand LG
  • Service Provider Verizon Wireless
  • Diagonal Size 2 in
  • Weight 4.58 oz
  • Technology CDMA
  • Additional Features TTY compatible, software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air)
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